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Old September 19 2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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How long till a Pint costs 5 pounds?

I watched the first episode of Battlefield the other day. And the doctor told Ace cryptically that they were in the Future when when she guffawed that he landlord asked her for five pounds to pay for a pint. now this would normally slip by me as nonsense but later the brigadier mentions that there is a King on the Throne of great Britain...

Gotta wonder if it's Harry or the pretty one, or if it all happened sideways in time, that that adventure can';t have possibly happened in modern day after Lizzy steps down...

How much is a pint?
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Old September 19 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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Re: How long till a Pint costs 5 pounds?

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Old September 19 2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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Old September 19 2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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you brits and your silly pints, come to america, where you get lager by the Keg
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Old September 19 2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Keg? What is "Keg"? I've never in my life heard of such a thing.....
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Old September 19 2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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I thought kegs were only drank by 16 year olds in teen comedys?

Anyway a British pint is probably stronger than an entire Keg of american brew...
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Old September 19 2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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I love English beer, and German beer... It's usually stronger than wine.

Right, so we're half way there, which means that the same yoyo weight problems that we attributed to Vir from Filming baylon 5 out of sequence will apply to Alistair Lethbridge Stuart, since right now he's 20 years older than then and grown an according amount, not that there's anything wrong with that.

When did he marry Doris?

Maybe she made him lose weight?

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Old September 19 2008, 11:06 AM   #8
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you brits and your silly pints, come to america, where you get lager by the Keg
Hmm, a keg of thin pisswater vs a lovely pint of proper ale.

I'll take the pint, thanks.
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Old September 19 2008, 11:32 AM   #9
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^There's probably more alcohol in the pint to begin with.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:40 PM   #10
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you brits and your silly pints, come to america, where you get lager by the Keg
The only problem is, American beer tastes like water with calories. No thanks.

But how much goes into a "keg"?
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Old September 19 2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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Whatever happened to "a pint's a pound the world around"?

Oh, wait, that's about something else, isn't it?

And, of course, everyone knows why American beer is served cold -- so you can tell it from piss.

And why American beer is like making love in a boat -- because it's f**king close to water.

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Old September 19 2008, 04:44 PM   #12
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Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
I watched the first episode of Battlefield the other day. And the doctor told Ace cryptically that they were in the Future when when she guffawed that he landlord asked her for five pounds to pay for a pint. now this would normally slip by me as nonsense but later the brigadier mentions that there is a King on the Throne of great Britain...

Gotta wonder if it's Harry or the pretty one, or if it all happened sideways in time, that that adventure can';t have possibly happened in modern day after Lizzy steps down...

How much is a pint?
Three ways to explain the 'I don't care if it's the king' line:
1) It's just an expression - like 'I don't care if it's the queen of Sheba'.
2) Lethbridge-Stewart is old enough to have grown up under a king (he'd maybe have been in his late 20s when George VI died), and as people get on they sometimes tend to fall back into habits and phrases from youth.
3) Or if you go for the books, one of them establishes this as an explanation: Elizabeth II abdicated in favour of her son, but was then restored to the throne when he abdicated in turn (possibly Memory Games or Millenial Rites - or maybe both!).
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Old September 19 2008, 04:52 PM   #13
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you brits and your silly pints, come to america, where you get lager by the Keg
The only problem is, American beer tastes like water with calories. No thanks.

But how much goes into a "keg"?
15 1/2 gallons.
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Old September 20 2008, 02:04 AM   #14
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Or if you go for the books, one of them establishes this as an explanation: Elizabeth II abdicated in favour of her son, but was then restored to the throne when he abdicated in turn (possibly Memory Games or Millenial Rites - or maybe both!).
Head Games had Queen Elizabeth II still on the throne in 2001, despite the novels hammering Battlefield down in the late 1990s or so, with its king. Happy Endings, on the other hand, had Charles on the throne at the turn of the millennium.

Because of this, Christmas on a Rational Planet threw in a mention of a "re-coronation" of Elizabeth II. Lance Parkin noticed the mention, but didn't realize what it was retconning, and provided a different explanation for why Elizabeth II would need to be re-coronated in The Dying Days.
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Old September 20 2008, 02:21 AM   #15
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One of the better lines from Buffy by Xander... "HAAHAHAHAHAH! Sorry, I just remembered something funny from King Ralph."

Lear was back in charge for about 5 seconds after his eldest daughters killed each other and Cordelia met her unpleasant fate and... O, Lear died too. Who the heck was in charge when the dust settled again?

Edgar?
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